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or towed. they will be here for a while. avoid this area. the cable cars will not be in used by you will be bused around the area. >> happening right now dozens of energy customers in san rafael are without electricity after a power outage. 20,000 people lost power after 6:00 p.m. when a car crashed into a power pole and sever a main line. the remaining 66 customers will have their power restored by 7:30 this morning. >> crash in sonoma killed a woman who was walking around looking for her dog. according to the santa rosa press democrat she was hit on west avenue in rosewood neighborhood at 8:00. after she was hit the first time a second driver hit her. both are cooperating the witnesses say the cars seemed to have been driving normally and did not have enough time to stop. >> in hayward, game over to gamble online for cash with a unanimous vote in favor of an emergency 45-day moratorium on any new cafes in the city that sell internet time and offer access to games with cash prizes. right now the city has two of the cafes and the moratorium blocks any new cafes until officials can c
this morning skidded off the runway as it landed. and in kansas yesterday crews used plows and shovels to dig one plane out. and back here in minnesota, this is what they have to dig out of. and the roads, covered with layers of snow and ice. now, diane, there's another storm on the way set to hit the northeast this weekend. people in new england, bracing for similar conditions. >> all right, john, our thanks to you, and safe travel to everyone tonight. >>> and now the big news on oscar pistorius, the olympic star charged in the murder of his girlfriend. it's surprised a lot of people that he's free on bail tonight. why? and did his medical condition play a role? abc's bazi kanani tells us. >> reporter: oscar pistorius appeared tense and somber as he waited to learn whether he could go home. >> i've come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be released on bail. >> reporter: cries of relief from his family. >> we know oscar's version that is the truth and that will prevail in the coming court case. >> reporter: defense attorneys convinced the court pistorius is not a flight ri
into this home. our source tells us that is where dan t he also wented. he also went by the name of kelly. he was questioned by police six days after kevin collins disappeared. investigators never searched his backyard or basement at the time. cold case investigators returned to the home this week and tore up the basement floor looking for evidence that might link him to the young boy. the home is right across the street from kevin's old school. our sources say therion had a dog. earlier this week the lead investigator in this cold case told abc7 reporter vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984 jie. wenother uh dolt -- another adult witness saying they saw kevin in front of 1106, 1108masonic. there was a man there in his 20s or 30s and he had a big great dane black dog. >> touring this week's search, cadaver dogs located bones in the basement floor of that home. polic >> now police say those bones may be from an animal and they sent them to a crime lab for analysis just to make sure. according to a public record search the man police are focusing on died five years ago
the name he used when he died in 2008. detectives want people to see if they remember him 29 years ago. jackson had a history of child molestation including the sexual assault of two kids in canada. he got out of prison in 1984th same year that kevin collins was abducted using the name dan therrien. he lived a block away from where cribs disappear-- from where he disappeared. >> they are doing everything they can. we had our office right next door to where this guy was. we were there for six months. he was living there probably laughing at us. >> authorities dug up the garage of his house and found what appears to be animal bones that are now being analyzed. >> developing news, san jose police are searching for a suspect would escaped from instead by stealing a police van while handcuffed. authorities say the 32-year-old sanchez was arrested on drug-related warrants yesterday. he was uncomfortable when they put him in handcuffs because of his large 5' 8" 275-pound frame so officers did a favor by linking him to two sets of handcuffs. he stretched his arms and slip the legs through
cornell bernard tells us from san jose as the mayor is ready for the state of the city address. cornell? >> normally it is a word no one wants to hear but the mayor will make it a big part of the state of the city address. the word is "taxes." the mayor says the city needs a sales tax increase and will call on community leaders to organize a campaign to support police and fire services and restore pay for workers who had to take cuts to balance the budget. a poll suggests that voters could be willing to do that. there is 70 percent support if a quarter percent sales increase but 57 percent for half a percent increase. the earliest it would be on the battle is next year, the 5th sales tax measure voters have approved since the mayor took office in 2007. the state of the city address is underway at 6:30 right here at city hall. >> fairfield police are asking for your help in finding the killer of a 13-year-old girl. the guardian for the 13-year-old reported her missing last thursday evening. her body was found friday m
in the direction of the asteroid. amy joins us live from the laboratory in oakland where there is a party going on. amy? >> the party will be tonight when we can see it, closest to the earth in the next half hour but we cannot see it. it is so light. the people on the other side of the earth have that advantage. when it arrives tonight it will still be visible. it is close enough to create a lost excitement at the science center. astronomers say this event is what they live for. an asteroid passing so closely to earth. >> it is a big deal because this is the first time an object of this size has come so close to the earth. >> here is a picture of what to expect to see tonight. you can see the dashes, that is the streak caused by the movement of an asteroid. tonight, you should be able to see the movement. >> i am excited because the weather looks very good, very promising, and i actually have not heard the forecast but i expect the weather if it is this good we will have good viewing conditions. >> an observatory has calculated the path of this asteroid and they know it will come so close today. h
with a one on one interview with the president, asking the president question that are important to us here in the bay area. the live reports are coming up. >> regulatefjk say a san francisco lab where an employee kied of meningitis did not do enough to protect workers. he died last company. the -- april. the feds found three serious violations. he was not working in a safety enclo shurks ploimys were not trained to spot symptoms and the lab did not provide vaccine to workers exposed to the bacteria. regulators ordered the lab to comply with safety guidelines they cannot fine fat sill ti. >> a petaluma high school is warning it's student body of possible expo sthour a highly contagious bacteria. >> abc 7 news has more now. >> this is time to be honest with me. you know? did you do anything? >> there has been honest discussion was kids after hearing that a class mate was diagnosed.  do drugs but i'm like did you share a cigarette? a joint? beer? something? anything you won't want to tell me but you need to tell me, now, no, mom. >> her son kobt remember whether he'd taken a sip from a sod
for the best up to the minute coverage on and off the field. stay here with us. >> ama: now to san francisco. where tomas roman caught up with some ravens fans. >> dan: some say they fear for their safety and you hate to hear that. >> it's a sad thing, especially on day like today. the owners and operators half dear mom here on 16th street say they lost thousands of dollars in tips and sales and it's all because of a few people who become violent whenever a competing team comes into town for a big game. >> more than 200 baltimore raven fans were expected to be inside dear mom in san francisco, cheer on their team. but owners were told the party might be a dangerous idea. >> police officers letting my bosses know there were threats against the bar. they had to shut down today. >> amanda works a tavern in the mission district, which is owned by at the operators or dear mom. the threats're specific and they'ring. >> basically shooting, drive-by shooting and other violence. >> raven fans club posted this cancellation notice on their facebook page friday in part it reads the san francisco police
. the scary part is that had it been coming at us we could have been helpless but a local foundation wants to change that. >> this happened when most of us thought we had the rest of us at bay. you might think of it as a cosmic warning shot. it missed earth as expected by 17,000 miles today. 20 years ago if it fli flew by the earth we never would have known it. >> a plan to launch a telescope that would map space giving earth decades of advancedÑ@=;c warning rather tha year, month or seconds like seen today. the ceo is ed lieu told us would it have made a difference had the larger asteroid been on an impact course. >> with 10, 2050 years, it's straight forward that is what koit have had with today's. that is why the foundation is hoping to raise public don yaigs of $450 million. small price, they say compared with the alternative. >> how can we let parts of our civil saigs or cities go away? be destroyed if we could have done something about it. >> another interesting note. learning today a government-funded think tank concluded if scientists were to learn of an impending impact, public s
at the bay and upper 50's for the rest of us. we have rough surf tomorrow and it is our warmest day and low 60's at the beeps and throw mid-70's and sprinkles are possible in the north bay as the storm passes to the north on saturday and you can see the cooler breezes dropping the temperatures five to eight degrees by sunday. >> sue? >> in santa cruz mountains, north 17, right at the redwood estates we have the right lane blocked with an accident and crews are on the way to clear that out. you could find delay as you can see the yellow portion of the roadway. the golden gate bridge has road work at the northern portion of the span and northbound on 101 you will find road work, you will have four lanes for the southbound commute and we have c.h.p. blocking the lanes toward the toll plaza because of the lanes that are closed at the tolls because of maintenance if a few more minutes and just minor delays moving, now, into the san francisco area. >> next, free rides on muni and what it will take if your family to qualify. the next big social network right in your own neighbor, the new site desi
offices there is more of this than anywhere eels just this week, homeland security and u.s. customs say they confiscated $300,000 worth of unlicensed merchandise in san francisco. nationwide, $13 million in fake merchandise has been in china. >> these are selling from 15ses today $30. kit go for as much as 100s oodz is this licensed merchandise? >> yes. >> it is? >> can you show us?. >> what is that? >> it's a camera off me, please. >> this man we confronted on market street said he makes about 5s forwards every shirt he sell autos how are you able to break even? >> someone on the streets offered i said hey, why not. it's a chance to make money, do you know what i mean? i'm not robbing and stealing stuff. >> the merchandise store says it's not the street hustlers putting a dent in profits it's the pirate internet sites. part of the sting, six sites have been shut down, authorities say they keep popping up. a friend saw a jersey with jerry rice with a super bowl patch 47 on it. and we're -- it's not available out there. >> that is because rice isn't playing in super bowl 47. authorities
death. alan wang joins us now live from fairfield. >> carolyn, police know the girl's name, but they are not releasing it because they are trying to contact her family. the mystery around this murder is already attracting people here. word of the young teenage girl found in this park brought lidia and her family here tonight. >> we have kids of our own, so just to think about what this poor girl might have gone through. >> police say the girl in her early teens was reported missing yesterday evening around 5:30. about 12 hours later her naked body was discovered in neighboring fairfield at alan witt park. the case is now a homicide investigation, but police are not sure how she died because there were no wounds indicating the cause of death. they say the girl lived in sasoon city, but attended school in fairfield. >> they indicated that she had last been seen in the morning getting on a bus to go to school. normally she would return about 4:20 and she didn't. that's when they became concerned. >> early on police got a tip from this man who says he saw something strange as h
accommodations like giving advanced nlts of future paint jobs or using paint with lower grade chemicals. after he filed a complaint he says the city attorney agrowed to mediate n spring of 2011 almost a year after he says he got sick the city finally agreed to a settlement. where accommodations were made to protect him. from the chemicals of fresh paint jobs but stein says he got sick again when part of the building was painted with out any warning. his condition became worse during another paint job last year. still, he says his pleas wered:Ñ ignored. >> no one in a position of authority spoke up for my rights or hi my health he says it wasn't until giving notice last month he was retiring the city agreed to accommodations. the city attorney and the mayor on disability declined comment saying this was a personnel issue. vic lee abc 7 news. >> still ahead tonight here on abc 7 news at 6:00 russian town nearly ruined by a meteor what. are the odds it could happen where you live? >> get ready for another mild day then cooler, wetter weather. details in the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> i nee
treated. bogey are expected to be okay. we spoke with neighbors who told us that the mother of the little girl was unable to get to the apartment and save her daughter. we are still trying to get more information from neighbors here this morning. also fire crews still on scene. it's been more than five hours since that initial 911 call came in and they are still trying to determine what caused this fire. there are few of a few dozen neighbors displaced right now. red cross is on scene helping them get somewhere to finish their sleep tonight. reporting live on treasure island clear clap, abc7 news. >> thank you, kira. it's been a strange 30 hours for things coming out of space. the astroid that came close to earth, the meteor that hit russia and just last night a meteor streaked through our sky. a lot of people saw it. >> reports are coming in from around the bay but mostly on the peninsula. a bright blue strike streaking across the western cy around 7:40 tonight. someone claiming to have recorded the meteor while driving down 280 posted this video on youtube. another witness looked at the
public, he was murdered in november in his estate. he apparently suffocated from the dublgt tape used to tie him up. three men and another woman have been charged in the death, they're next expected to appear in court next month. >> palo alto is joining in on a national day of action against gun violence. participants want to pressure congress to expand background checks for gun buyers and joining east palo alto in the coming up at 5:00 we'll have a live report on the program and why organizers say buy backs can make a difference. >> police in las vegas are still not sure what confron thaigs led to the death of a 27-year-old from oakland. >> the aspiring rapper was killed in a car to car shooting yesterday, involved in some sort of dispute with the occupants of a black range rover that then chased his car up the las vegas strip. the car crashed into a taxi cab which then burst into flames, killing both people inside. a family member says he was trying to avoid a family life style he wasn't into violence, he got three kids. just had a new baby girl that we just celebrated do you know w
identified at wayne jackson but he used a number of fake names including dan therrien the name he was using when he died in 1988. jackson had a history of child molestation including the sexual assault of two kids in canada. he got out of prison in 1984, the same year that kevin collins was abducted at age ten. he lived a block away from where collins disappeared. >> the individual with five names that now we know had a history of molesting young boys, he should haven a much stronger suspect. authorities dug up the garage on masonic and found what appears to be animal bones that are tested in analyzed. >> fairfield police are asking for your help in the killer of a 13-year-old, the guardian also reported her missing last thursday evening. the girl's naked body was found friday morning at the park. investigators say an autopsy confirmed she was killed. they will not say how. police are also not releasing any information of possible suspects or suspicious vehicles. a surveillance video shows her alive on thursday afternoon near railroad avenue four miles from where she was found dead. police
used to have the archdiocese of los angeles. the current archbishop banished him from most duties. mahoney saying he looks forward to traveling to rome to participate in the conclave. on to other news. the police investigation continues into the 1984 cold case disappearance of kevin collins a close friend of the person of interest tells abc 7 news she figured he was a pedophile. she doesn't believe this man dan ferrian killed the 10-year-old boy. >> the person of interest died five years ago. his name on the death certificate was dan ferrian. the friend worked at one time with his partner at a restaurant living next to them and socialized with them, she asked we not use her real name. >> i thought of him as being a kind and one of the kindest people i've met. >> we'll call her susan. she's referring to a person of interest in the 1984 disappearance of 10-year-old kevin collins. police say he had at least five aly. ass. we know he had a sixth. sueance knew him as kelly jackson meeting him in 1979. the friendship lasting a daek dek yaid. >> they made me coffee and we were close and
it was him the moment they saw him. i thought it could be the end and he talked to us to calm us down and saying very frequently he would not kill us. he got in a shootout on tuesday after being cornered in a cabin. the former lapd police officer is believed to have killed one deputy and wounding another before the cabin went up in flames. canisters which were called "burners" were fired into the cabin do flush him out but they did not intentionally burn in the ground. >> in santa clara authorities will detonate a "usable bomb" this morning. c.h.p. officers found the bomb the scene home yesterday belonging to a 45-year-old along with other explosive materials that were also detonated. the suspect is in jail without bail for making threats against a state representative. we are learning more about the man who worked directly with apple co-founder, wozniak and described him as a brilliant engineer. right now, this is a live look at house where investigators have been since tuesday preparing to detonate the bomb in a trailer to contain the blast. we are following this closely and our rep
on this for us. >> one of the neighborhoods where a few peqz9% went wild. this neighborhood saw vandalism and recycling bins, set on fire this, time, police said they'll double the number of officers and none of that will be tolerated. in fact, the mayor of san franciscob6d and chiefs reportd an announcement asking people to keep things under control. and... today, the district attorney showed mug shots of 14 people arrested and already, prosecuted or being prosecuted for their role if the october disturbances. george gascone used pictures to warn people that there will be conseek qechbss if things get out of hand. >> this police department will be out there in force. i just want to make it very clear that our office and i will personally be, committing to prosecuting those who decide to go out there and hurt someone, or damage property. >> and the sheriff's department announcement will have officers at different locations to assist police and to help transport those arrested. many per chants here in the mission between 16th and 17th, especially restaurants will remain open hours after t
to get out and call us as soon as they possibly could and report the vehicle had been stolen and give us a description and that it was stolen by christopher dorner. our deputies man looking throughout the big bear area for that vehicle. and information was received there may be a vehicle similar in color and description southbound on highway 38. deputies continued to move into that direction and we saved call from the victim of the vehicle car jacked on glass road explaining to us his vehicle had been car jacked by christopher dorner. our deputy add rifed in that area found the vehicle, and the cabin. our deputy stopped in front of the cabin not knowing christopher dorner was inside. they were formulating a plan how to look for him, noticed shoe prints in the snow leading towards that cabin. before our deputies could finalize the plan they were ambushed by christopher dorner. he began firing at them and both fsers went down, responding officers arrived and actually went through a hail of gunfire to rescue two injured sheriffs. the s.w.a.t. team started to arrive at that location as they
cease-fire -- everify system. the republicans say the president's bill would be dead on arrival, leaving us with a broken immigration system. on the sunday talk shows other republicans added their own criticism. >> by givinged advantage to thoe who cut in front of line for immigrants who came here legally, not dealing with border security adequately, that tells us he is looking for a partisan advantage. >> does the president want a result or want another way to boat up republicans. >> we the white house says it supports the current bipartisan effort on immigration reform. >> hope democrats and republicans don't get in the typical back and forth side show and instead get to work. >> president obama warned lawmakers if they could not agree they would hear from him. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal. >> a bipartisan group of senators, known as the gang of eight, hopes to present new legislation sometime in march. abc7 news, washington. >> ama: pope benedict blessed a huge crowd from his window. more than 100,000 people crow
right now to keep progress going and strengthen the middle class, but it does require us to put the country ahead of politics. >> abc7 news anchor an ashley at the white house with his exclusive one on one interview with president obama. good evening, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> i'm carolyn johnson. the president addressed a wide range of issues from the budget stalemate in the capital to job creation throughout america. >> mr. obama also addressed a hot button topic in california. that is proposition 8, a ban on same same-sex marriage. >> here is dan ashley president aring from washington, d.c. >> carolyn and larry, good evening from washington. it has been an interesting and informative day here at the white house. we have been here all day long and met a number of cabinet secretaries and i had the opportunity to speak one on one with president obama. >> in your state of the union, mr. president, you praised our troops and said they exceeded expectations while some of our institutions let them down. which institutions were you referring to? congress one of them? >> all o to
one of them? >> all of us have to take responsibility about thinking about the same patriotism, due tee, responsibility we see on display in our military. >> the president of late is clearly frustrated with the stalemate in congress over the so-called saw -- sequester. spending cuts that will kick in without a budget agreement. they run able to agree on taxes and spending. for many americans, same old, same old. >> mr. president when you arrived in washington four years ago, you had hoped to bridge the partisan divide. that hasn't happened. why? >> there was a decision made by the republican party that their best political strategy would be to block what we were trying to do. >> but finger-pointing, presidential or otherwise was not all that happened on our visit to the white house. i was shown much of this remarkable and uniquely american place. i met elly schaefer who was a special assistant to the president responsible for special special events here. >> it must be a heavy thing to walk through the whoit house and serve the president like this. >> it is a once in a lifetime oppor
for us. it is amazing and sad at the same time. >> today we low pressure to learn more details about the suspect, his criminal history and what led to the shooting. the news conference will begin in about 30 minutes. we will bring it to you live when it happens. >> thank you. we have been digging into goulet's past and have dayed on his peeping tom arrest and his military service record. the pentagon has released documents to us detailing goulet's service in the marine corps for six years. he was also with the army if three years where he flew blackhawk helicopters and was a military police officer and received several medals but he was convicted of being a peeping tom in oregon. he had other run ins with the law enforcement there. we will have continuing courage on the santa cruz officers killed. we are awaiting the 11:30 news conference by santa cruz police and we will bring it to you live as soon as it begins and you can always get updates on our facebook page at abc news. >> there was a hoax of a rape on campus, the 21-year-old woman staged the attack and told police originally s
celebrations after the giants' world series win. our reporter is joining us live from the mission district which saw a lot of vandalism back in october and some merchants are understandably nervous. >> reporter: they are nervous understandably. a lot of them suffered devastating destruction during the world series celebration. to that and city leaders promise their response will be different. they promise it will be faster and twice as many police on the streets as there were after the world series. checkpoints will be in place today and tomorrow. part of the strategy will be to get all the garbage cans off the streets. you may recall those cans were set on fire during the chaos after the giants won the world series. muni will run diesel buses that can be quickly rerouted to avoid trouble. they are taking different approaches. one hired a security guard to watch their restaurant. employees will stay behind after closing their shob to ensure the store's safety. >> the door is closed for the game but we'll stick around until the game is over. we want to ensure the windows are being tagged an
includes this 7-year-old photo of him with former police chief william bratton. the picture used in an lapd article about officer who's serve in the military. oakland city council agreed to hire bratton as a consultant for the police department. >> stay with abc 7 news for any breaking developments in this story. >> you can also follow us on twitter and we're updating breaking news on abc 7 news.com. you can get updates on the smart phone by down loading and opting for a push notification. >> vallejo police looking for two men who shot a family of three inside of their home this morning. police say the men were wearing hoods when kicking in the front door of a house on mcdougle street around 3:00 a.m. a brother, sister and mother were shot. after waking up to find the men inside of the home. police dmot have a detailted suspect description at this point. >> not sure why they were targeted but at this point we're treating it as a random attack. >> they don't look like rich people or people that would have a lot of money. they could have chose any house. i don't understand. >> the brother sis
killings. new video of christopher dorner has surfaced. the lapd may be using a new tactic to find him and there could be a connection to tonight's grammy awards. kira klapper joins us live from the newsroom with all the late-breaking developments. good morning, kira. >> good morning. abc news has learned the los angeles police department is beefing up the number of officers guarding the grammy awards at the staples center. that's because he named many celebrities and musicians in his online manifesto. meanwhile the search enters its fourth day with big clues emerging. the latest piece. evidence is this surveillance from an auto parts store. it shows him throwing a magazine in and weapons belt in a dumpster. police confirm they found weapons inside this truck, his burned out truck, which turned up thursday near big bear lake. overnight the lapd announced what could be a new tactic, hoping to finally stop in week-long reign of terror. the police chief is reopening the 2007 case that got christopher dorner fired from the department for allegedly lying. >>> i'm not doing this to appease h
try to kidnap u.s. tourist. nobody is sure what happened to the couple the threat enough for local high school to cancel student trip to peru. video on peru television shows hand and neal taking a bus to lima on january 26. about the time they vanished facebook activity suddenly stopped. >> just hanging in there you don't know what you don't know. by faith holding on that they are okay. >>reporter: from the home in concord, hands family keeping an eye on any tip and information about the case. >> somebody knows where they are. and we want them to come home safely. anything anybody can do to help to us get them home safely we appreciate. >>reporter: oakland couple both 25 years old on 6 month bike tour of the region. spokesperson for the state department says peru authorities report the 2 were seen in the amazon renal as late as midy february. nobody knows their status the threat of rid napping in peru prompted 2 east bay hay school to ns ka el student trips. bentley school in lafayette has hosted trips to pe are you in the pas past. but two week ago they pulled the plug on
at citibank. >> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's start with a quick first look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi there, carolyn. good morning, everything. from the roof camera you sigh the sunshine. temperatures near the 50s. we have coastal clouds but some mix necessary the atmosphere today. should bring us more sunshine. we will call it partly cloudy all around the bay. numbers in the mid-and upper 40s. fog has been stubborn in parts of the north a bay and by the delta. some mid-level clouds and lower clouds at the coast. with the sun in the bays, we will see highs range from the low to mid-60s and stay in the upper 50s at the shoreline. we are talking about changes in the extended outlook featuring much colder air and a return to the rain. we will will have a look at that later in the forecast. thank you, carolyn. >> we are just 6 1/2 hours away from super bowl xlvii. the excitement is intensifying both here and in new orleans. we are team coverage this morning. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo is live in new orleans. but we
, they will use it, and be better for it. we will ask them all about that later this morning. >> oakland police are looking into a deadly crash involving a stolen car, all caught on camera, including the man who somehow escaped with his life. a man was standing on the corner of foothill boulevard and 36th avenue and the driver of the stolen jeep smashed into another car at the intersection where he was standing. the driver of the jeep died. the driver of the honda suffered minor injuries and somehow the man who was standing on the street managed to its scrape without getting hurt. the jeep was stolen minutes earlier. >> a woman and two children are expected to survive after being hit by a car in pittsburg last night. police have not said what led to the crash or if the driver was arrested. one of the children was airlifted to the hospital. police have not released the victim names or conditions. >> study ranges traffic in the bay area among the worst in the nation. the report from texas texas a&m shows san francisco is tied with los angeles but washington, dc is at the top the list. cornell ber
.93. >> talking about gas and gegt around town as you look live at 880 interchange there in $clpmany of us spent time, too much time, stuck in the car in traffic. now, a study pin points our frustration autos it shows traffic just as bad as that in los angeles there. is only one other city where drivers have it worse than we do. >> yes. cornell bernard hashs@u story. >> we do have the worst commute, yes. >> mike knows it. bay area traffic can be brutal. even on a motorcycle. >> we went to new york to mabt manhattan. it's easier to drive in manhattan than in berkeley. >> a study confirms bay area drivers spend way too much times in cars commuting through epic traffic. >> you just have to take it into account anymore. when you're commuting you have to check traffic. >> after washington, d.c., bay area is now tied for second with l.a.. the worse commute in the nation that. means a lot of time sitting in traffic, last year alone, 61 hours were spent behind the wheel costing drivers more than 1200s ndz wasted time and gas. jamie wishes she can be productive when she's stuck in traffic. >> yes. just s
admitting that he used thousands in campaign funds for his personal use, including a $43,000 rolex, as well as a lot of rock 'n' roll memorabilia. he spoke outside the courtroom afterwards. >> it's not a proud day. i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> jackson's wife pleaded guilty to filing false joint federal income tax returns that knowingly understated the income the couple had received. she faces one to two years in prison. on top of that, thousands in fines. >>> a bombshell secret revealed by a respected former senator. pete domenici now says that he fathered a secret child during an affair in the 1970s. perhaps more shocking, the woman in the affair was the daughter of one of his senate colleagues. domenici represented new mexico for six terms before retiring. he's been married for more than 50 years and has 8 children with his wife. >>> hundreds of thousands of federal workers are being warned there will be less money in their paychecks if those budget cuts go through. pentagon workers would lose 1 day of work each week for up to 22 weeks. that means a loss of about 20% of their pay. a
friday event. using it as a launch pad for healing. some are cleaning up, removing8ç graffiti. >> the yorn of telegraph first friday's street and arts festival brings a boost to business at his restaurant and beer garden. >> sales almost a week's worth our normal sales so without that event boy not have opened a business, here. >> it used to stretch for more than a dozen blocks. the shooting death of the high school senior after this month's event ended put a spotlight on the problem that the size of the event generated. alcohol will be restrict frtd streets and the party will mcn$. rules john says he's willing to live by. >> there are so many different stake holders in this. there are vendors people count on paying their rent to stay alive. >> you'll hear from one city council member about plans for first friday. >> a student set up a sting to catch the person who had been stealing from backpacks says she's shocked by who was caught on camera. this happened east of stockton. a sophomore hid inside of a locker using a cell phone to record video. this after a rash of thefts fro
the game. security will be tight. abc7 news reporter kira klapper joins us with the latest. >> good morning. win or lose is correct. let's hope it's win. we can all agree, i'm sure this, no one wants the same destructive and violent celebration that is occurred after the giants world series win. as you said, security is tightened for today. in fact, it already is. we saw some police and chp presence out on the roads this morning at this very early hour. police chief greg suhr tells us he has twice as many officers scheduled to be out today compared with a typical sunday. muni is even taking precautions, choosing to run diesel buses that can be quickly rerouted so they don't get trapped and ruined in destructive celebrations as they did after the world series. beginning at 5:00 this evening all bussus market street will be detour. most will switch to mission or vanex. the just in note, all these trends aren't to get in the way of potential celebrations, city leaders just want everyone to do it responsibly. >> niner fans, too. we don't want to arrest anybody. we want everybody to have a blast
showing the suspect, a navy reservist, on the left, with then lapd police chief in 2006 used for an lapd news let fore a program honoring officers who also served in the military. oakland city council agreed to hire bratton as a consultant for the police department. >> in san diego, a navy official confirms that naval base is on lockdown. two sources tell us they do not believe this is connected to the christopher dorner case. we will monitor the situation as it develops. and now, the mayor of san antonio is joining forces to combat drug violence meeting with law enforcement officials and state senators who will announce a proposal for new gun control laws in california, including legislation to close loopholes in current firearm regulations. >> vallejo police are looking for two gunman who shot three people in a home invasion this morning. it happened at scene where amy is with an update on the victims and the search for the armed men. >> the motive is the question. police say nothing inside this home indicates why this home was chosen, they say maybe it is the location. it is on the co
is joining us live. >> the sheriff in san bernardino says right now more than 100 officers are searching for christopher dorner. they certained all night. the sheriff says dorner has had plenty of time to league big bear but they do not know if he has left. there is no evidence one way or the other. there are empty cabins in the mountain where the truck was found. officers are searching those. the hunt continues on the ground. >> the fire and ourselves have a snowcap. we put our swat guys in the snow cat and armored personnel carriers with chains. we are on the mountain on the roads with that equipment. >> no one is taking chances. schools in san bernardino are closed for a second day as police continue to search for the man they say opened fire on four police officers killing one of them. christopher dorner's truck was found smoldering but there is still no sign of him. we don't know what he will do. we know what he is capable of. >> as long as he is loose officers are guarding serve locations and dozens of people potential targets named in his manifesto. in the same letter he admits ki
. operation chaos used 200 community volunteers as victims to train responders and local agencies and the military. >> so we can learn how to coordinate, escalate, and minimize loss of life when these event occur. >> learning how to enter act with the local fire, paramedic, police. international emergency or natural disaster. we're expected to all work together, which we don't get to do this training a lot so this is a big deal. >> ama: the army national guard, state and military reserve and fremont emergency responders all took part also well. >> texas governor rick perry is in the bay area hunting for california business. he is expected to try to woo away companies to his own state. we're live in san francisco with more. reporter: behind me is the greater bay area. this where is governor perry is going to be approaching local companies with promises of better business conditions in texas. because of recent california tax hikes, some experts believe he might have some takers. >> this is a portion of the radio ad that texas governor rick perry bought time for in california. >> bui
talked to us, tried to calm us down and saying very frequently he would not kill us. >> after dorner left, the couple managed to free themselves. >> and then she got her gag off, and then we both were trying to stand up. >> then they called 9-1-1. per sued by police dorner ditched their car and carjacked another. >> he jumped out of the snow at me, gun drawn, a big, long rifle. he pointed his gun at me and said i don't want to hurt you. >> dorner got into a shootout with two fish and game wardens hitting their vehicle, but not them. he shot two deputies and one died. he took off on foot to a cabin where an intense gun fight broke out. then in smoke and flames the cabin burned down. >> we believe this investigation is over at this point. >> detectives are waiting for forensic results on the charred body they found inside the cabin. meanwhile in riverside an emotional farewell to michael crane, a husband and father of two. dorner is accused of gunning him down last thursday. >> every day got better. every day we renewed our love, and i knew how much he loved me. >> very emotional ceremony.
every step of the way. >> you've been an inspiration to all of us. and we couldn't be happier that you're back here, doing what you do best. >> and personally, i'm looking forward to our interview together in a couple of days. >> robin, it's great to see you back in that chair. and we're all excited to start our morning with you once again. ♪ i'm on top of the world >> that is so incredibly special. i do have little bangs right here. the hair's growing in a little more. that's very special for them to do that. and i am looking forward to sitting down with mrs. obama. >> it's going to be great. >> grab your coffee, america. settle in, because this feels right. >> for the first time, i'm speechless. i love you. >> that's really saying something. >>> josh, we have the scary explosion in kansas city. >> we do have breaking news to get to. but today, it follows the best news of all. we love you. welcome back. we're going to turn, now, to kansas city and that massive explosion you saw at the top of the show. it leveled part of a shopping complex in kansas city. police, right now, are searc
seen. vic lee has team coverage for us tonight. explain what you've been learning. >> well, dan, police removed the crime scene tape from this house, take a look. it's the second house across the stree. a neighbor said he'd moved here just last year, people we spoke with sate murder of the 13-year-old girl hit the community hard. >> we go to bed and wake up in the morning first thing we think about is that little girl that they found. >> a sense of relief police now have the murder suspect. anthony lamar jones is 32 years old arrested this morning at his mother's apartment in this residential complex. neighbor tells us an officer knocked on her door he asked me questions and showed me pictures of a man that they thought was the perpetrator. showed me pictures of the girl z asked if i had been to crown barber. >> crown barber turned out to be a hair styling shop jones reportedly started here at this shopping mall last year. police also appeared here this morning during the operation. they took evidence from the shop and boarded up the windows and door. this contractor was shocked to lear
-- not to be confused with this meteor. today, the asteroid was streaming toward earth. as predicted, it missed us this afternoon by about 17,000 miles. but that was still pretty close. tonight, we wanted to bring in amy meinzer an astrophysicist. she joins us from the jet propulsion laboratory in california. amy, thanks for being here. when we saw the images out of russia today, we all wondered, would this happen here? >> it's possible an event like this could happen again. this was the largest fireball we have seen in a long time, since about 1908. there could be others that happen that we just don't see, because they happen over the ocean, or over some place that's not populated. >> this image caught our eyes as well. all of those dots are space debris. this is the earth here. 21,000 pieces orbiting the earth. that's a lot of stuff not too far away. >> that's right. there is a lot of space junk out there. we're working hard to track it. keep showing where it's going to go, what's going to happen to it. in most cases, the bits of space debris will fall down. they'll be burned up in the earth's a
with the story for us. heather? >> he was in san francisco teaching courses for his employer. the portland based appraisal institute that says he was a highly respected real estate appraiser who spent much of the career and life in southern california and just moved to oregon within the year. the coast guard says he died saturday evening after a boat he was in collided with a ferry. the coast guard is investigating. golden gateh)2] ferry cannot comment while the investigation is open. it happened just after 4:00 on saturday afternoon, near tiburon. the victims were flown to the hospital. the ms san francisco taken out of service and inspected and put back in service sunday morning. golden gate ferry says the crew of five was all given routine drug and alcohol tests. the crew is back at work while the ferry captain is still out on routine administrative leave. experienced boaters say though Ñ often, phone shall is there. >> there are a lot of boats out. and these ferries, ferry ships move faster than you think. when you're out there. you think you've got room and it turns out they get close to
the kim disappeared state department issued a wairng that the terrorist might try to kidnap u.s. tourist. nobody is sure what happened to the couple the threat enough for local high school to cancel student trip to peru. video on peru television shows hand and neal taking a bus to lima back on january 26. about the time they vanished facebook activity suddenly stopped. >> just hanging in there you don't know what you don't know. by faith holding on that they are okay. >>reporter: from the home in concord, hands family keeping an eye on any tip and information about the case. >> somebody knows where they are. and we want them to come home safely. anything anybody can do to help to us get them home safely we appreciate. >>reporter: oakland couple both 25 years old on 6 month bike tour of the region. spokesperson for the state department says peru authorities report the 2 were seen in the amazon renal as late as mid february. nobody knows their status the threat of rid napping in peru prompted 2 east bay hay school to ns ka el student trips. bentley school in lafayette ha
7 news at 6:00 we'll hear more from the coach who told us trayvon would have been on the field with teammates this afternoon going through spring workouts and we'll hear the latest on the investigation. >> laura, thank you. fremont police say tips from the community helped them make an arrest in a package theft case in november, investigators posted video on you tube of this woman stealing a package in a bag of clothes off the for. of a home. it led to several tips on the woman's identity. the 32-year-old from oakland is now in custody charged with misdemeanor petty theft, felony identity theft and a felony probation violation. >> police arrested a high school student who wore a gas mask to school today. police got calls about 8:00 p.m. from people disstushed by what the 18-year-old was wearing. officers searched and found anymore class. he told police the costume was meant to be a prank. >> a man accused of trying to blow up a bank of america branch in oakland was back in court today. >> the 28-year-old from san jose was arrested on friday. mark? >> matthew reportedly told an
to that region. >>> but first, let's get to that blast at the u.s. embassy in ankara. let's start with pierre. one of the most heavily fortified embassies in the middle east. it happened in the middle of the day. >> reporter: the situation is veried fluid. we're trying to get more details. a blast at the gate to the u.s. embassy. the state department is calling this a terrorist attack. the associated press is reporting that the u.s. ambassador has told reporters there that a guard at the gate was killed. at least one turkish citizen has wounded. they're calling it a suicide bombing. rescue personnel are at the scene. u.s. officials here in washington are pressing to get more information. pierre homegrown islamic terrorists have exploded bombs in istanbul before. any claims of responsibility on this attack? >> reporter: no details on who might have done this. intelligence officials are trying to get to the bottom of this. >>> let's bring in jon karl with the white house reaction to the embassy explosion. jon, in the wake of the benghazi, libya, attack, lot of focus on security. >> reporter: no
dispensaries. abc 7 news mark matthews attend that had special skpegs here now with more for us. >> it's rare. they'd allow cameras in and meet at the university of san francisco law school andj( ÷ ths pits the city against a medical marijuana dispensary. riverside is not alone. 150 local governments banned december pens skpriz medical marijuana users say it's a throat their well being. >> if you can't find a local dispensary in tour town to purchase it, then what are you supposed to do? >> this argument lines up well with the dispensary argument. >> issues before the court is whether municipality may ban what state law has made lawful. >> but the attorney ran ni chorus of question frtz court over a city's right to regulate land use. >> what i need to you respond to this zoning authority question. >> the core of the case is land use regulations. >> legislature knows how towl say0"5o thou shalt not ban december pens riz. they didn't say that. >> that is the opposite of what the legislature was trying to accomplish to make this available. >> but the city of riverside attorney argued it could b
and internet. rethink possible. u.s. postal service announced it will end regular service on saturdays. the cash-strapped usps wanted to eliminate saturday delivery for years. post master general believes the federal government is operating on a temporary spending measure instead of a budget that has been approve bid congress. >> this is just one part of a much larger strategy to return the postal service to long term financial stability. >> people goitsing to impact are lower income who can't afford a fed-ex. >> letter carriers will deliver priority and express mail on saturdays. mail will still go to post office boxes. posts are that are open on saturdays will stay open in august. >>l9z home depot bringing 1500 jobs to the bay area and gearing up for spring.0z6.) this is video provided by home depot. the company announced it will hire 80,000 new workers nationwide. they have about 30 stores around the bay area. some good news today for bay area outdoor enthusists. bass pro shop as announced plans to build a new store in the store is scheduled to open in 2015 and will be the third ba
from the northeast. at the peak yet there were 62 cancellations. check on the stat to us your flight anytime use flighttracker on abc7news.com. >>> ahead, the effort to get kids off the streets by getting them into the ring. boxers taking part in an event in oakland designed to give troubled teens a fighting chance. >>> plus... >> together we're giant. a huge turnout for fan fest today at at&t park. we'll find out why it's an event fans say they can't mess. >> leigh: a lot of sunshine out there as well. i'm leigh glaser. we are going to experience another cold night, but get ready for spring-like ready for spring-like temperatures next wee of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (woman) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because everyone deserves a lifetime. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. ♪ burning like a
monitoring the conditions so check back with us and we will let you know how it is looking. right now in petaluma a light shower is falling. >> stay with abc7 for continuing storm wax coverage and a reminder you can track the storm online with the live doppler 7 hd with abc7news.com. >> family near danville finds out if they can move back if their home as being crushed by a massive oak tree. the 80' oak fell on the house in an exclusive community crushing the roof. a work crew will bring in a larger crane than they had yesterday to remove the tree. the home was red tagged until engineers can determine the stability. the weather is not blamed for the tree falling because the roots were diseased. >> san francisco mayor lee is going to announce a $1 billion project that has both beer lovers and the san francisco giants saying "cheers." cornell bernard joins us live from bi48 to tell us about it. >> lots of new jobs, too, the project is big. if you like beer brewed in san francisco, check this out, pier 48, sitting right across from at&t park and it will be home to the anchor brewing comp
. >> we've got three students from law school helping us in gathering to see how effective this has been. >> three police departments have agreed to work with the stanford students but the institute in oakland has already collected data from other police departments nationwide. >> maybe old gun that's don't work well. you're if the going get guns people use in crime. criminals have guns for a reason. they're tools of the trade. if you don't give up tools of the trade. >> pd says it's a start in the right direction. >> that is something if the home is burglarized could fall into the hands of a criminal. >> here is a breakdown. bring handgun you get $100. $200 for a rifle, $300 for an assault weapon. again, event begins at 10:00 in the morning and ends at 2:00 p.m. again. owe thank ym÷10 lark spur golden gate ferry trying to solve problems and a number of riders are complaining about. sold out boats and a lack of parking. officials considering several ideas including building a new structure near the ferry terminal and includes charging for parking in that lot. it's something free for co
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